With the demolition of the former Tony’s Auto Parts building on Route 62 in Masury, the stage is set for new development along that heavily traveled corridor.
The property owner, Salam Elwanni, plans to build a gas station on the site, said her partner, Jenetta Christy, probably in the spring.
Elwanni is talking with a major oil company about partnering in the development, but Christy said it’s
also possible the gas station will be run independently.
“I think it will be good for the area,” Christy said.
Elwanni, of Hubbard, has bought four properties, including the former Southside Market parcel, and in
June had the Trumbull County Planning Commission consolidate them into one lot, which is bordered
by Route 62, Standard Avenue, Dutch Lane and Roberts Street.
Under Trumbull County Subdivision Regulations, access will not be allowed from Dutch Lane, an alley,
and only will be allowed from Route 62. The commission also required that any buildings be at least 50
feet set back from the road.
Christy added that there will be additional room on the 1.5-acre parcel, and a small commercial plaza is
being considered for development.
In May, the commission approved a consolidation of four other parcels on Route 62. The resulting 0.68-acre parcel is north of Circle K and south of May’s Auto. At the time, owner IN LLC of Niles also stated the intention to build a gas station, although one of the properties currently is leased to Wilson Auto Pros. Any development of this parcel would have the same access and setback conditions as the Elwanni